Houghton Hall is located half a mile off the A148 King’s Lynn to Fakenham road, which is indicated by Brown signs. The road takes you through New Houghton, and the main gates to the Hall are straight ahead. Drive through the main gates and follow the drive up to the Car Park.
Upon arrival at the Ticket Kiosk, at the entrance to the Car Park, the Attendant will direct you to either the walled garden, stable block or the House depending upon which area you wish to visit.
The Walled Garden
The Car Park Attendant will direct you to a place in the car park closest to the entrance of the Walled Garden. 2 Electric Mobility Buggies are available in the garden for use by those less able to walk any great distance. The paths in the Walled Garden are gravel and mown grass.
Access to the House
The Car Park Attendant will direct you to the Disabled Parking Area on the south side of the Hall. Having disembarked from the car, the entrance to the house is clearly marked going through the colonnade onto the West Front lawn. Upon reaching the West Front a sign indicates the disabled lavatories to the left and the entrance to the Hall on the right. Entrance to the Hall is at ground level via the Arcade. The room attendant in the Arcade will arrange for a wheelchair or less ambulant visitor to go up to the first floor Staterooms via the lift.
The Staterooms are all on one level, with easy access for wheelchairs. Once a tour of the Staterooms is completed, a Room Attendant will escort the visitor back to the lift and down to the Arcade and out onto the Lawn.
We do not have specific facilities available for the visually impaired, but our Room Guides are on hand to explain the features in each room.
The Stable Block, Café, Soldier Museum, Gift Shop:
The whole stable block is accessible for wheelchairs, although the stable yard is covered with cobbles. There is a disabled WC in the stable block.
The Model Soldier Museum:
Some of the display cabinets are rather high in the museum, and not very easy to see from a wheelchair. The alley way between the cabinets is narrow, not suitable for an electric wheelchair, which requires a large turning circle.
James Turrell ‘Sky Space’.
Located on the North side of the Hall accessible via the West Front Lawn, has a wooden ramp leading up into the sculpture. Other contemporary sculptures are located in the park on grass.